3rd Issue

The third issue of fractional currency is the only series that issued a three cent denomination. Additionally, they were the first fractionals to feature signatures from banking officers and the only series to be used during the Civil War. See below for third issue fractionals, or visit our fractional currency page for more options.

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FR No.DenomTypeGradePrice
1226$0.033rd IssuePMG 55$65
3rd Issue 1226 $0.03 fractionals

An AU example of the Washington fractional with light background.  Margins all around and a vividly inked green reverse.

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1226$0.033rd IssuePMG 62$85
3rd Issue 1226 $0.03 fractionals

An affordable, uncirculated Washington fractional.  Front has rather wide margins. the overall paper is slightly toned.

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1238$0.053rd IssuePMG 65EPQ$325
3rd Issue 1238 $0.05 fractionals

This Gem five cent Green Back is beautifully margined with bright paper and bold inks.  Exceptional Paper Quality is noted […]

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1252$0.103rd IssuePMG 64$285
3rd Issue 1252 $0.10 fractionals

A lovely Choice CU Third Issue Red Back with position indicator “1” on front.  Balanced margins all around, pleasing bronzing […]

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1253$0.103rd IssuePMG 64$295
3rd Issue 1253 $0.10 fractionals

A scarcer issue 10 cent Third Issue Fractional with Red  Back and autographed signatures of Colby and Spinner.  A well […]

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1253$0.103rd IssuePMG 64EPQ$350
3rd Issue 1253 $0.10 fractionals
1253spwmf$0.103rd IssuePMG 63NET$275
3rd Issue 1253spwmf $0.10 fractionals

This Choice CU Wide Margin Specimen bears the autographed signatures of Colby and Spinner.  Great color and bold overprints  — […]

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1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 55EPQ$135
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals

A nicely centered fractional with bold, bronze overlays on front and back. Exceptional Paper Quality noted on this bright, original […]

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1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 45EPQ$85
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals

A Choice XF Washington with three broad margins and top being tight but not into note. Bottom margin on reverse […]

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1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 63$95
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals

An uncirculated green back Washington with printed signatures.  This note has margins all around, however, the left side margin is […]

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1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 55$90
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals
1255$0.103rd IssuePMG 55EPQ$125
3rd Issue 1255 $0.10 fractionals
1256$0.103rd IssuePMG 65EPQ$265
3rd Issue 1256 $0.10 fractionals

A beautiful green back with “1” on front.   Four balanced margins, bright paper, vivid inks and bold bronzing.  A lovely […]

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1256$0.103rd IssuePMG 64EPQ$235
3rd Issue 1256 $0.10 fractionals

A very bright example with pleasing margins all around, bold overprints and position “1” on front.  Exceptional paper quality is […]

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1294$0.253rd IssuePCGS 25$495
3rd Issue 1294 $0.25 fractionals

A Very Fine example of a desirable 25 cent Third Issue note with an Inverted Surcharge on the Reverse.  Well […]

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1332$0.503rd IssueVF$85
3rd Issue 1332 $0.50 fractionals
1363$0.503rd IssueVF$235
3rd Issue 1363 $0.50 fractionals